Worst Free Pay-To-Win Mobile Games

These are the mobile games that purposely limit your progress if you don't spend real world money.

The Top Ten

1 Game of War: Fire Age

All the games here are p2w but I don't know how much players wasted their dollars for a dominus in Roblox - KingDedede

All of the original Top 3 games on this list which are Game of War: Fire Age, Mobile Strike, and Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire are made by the same company. Don't believe me? Google it. All 3 of these games are virtually the exact same things with the only difference being the visual style. These games are so aggressive with microtransactions that you need to spend hundreds of dollars on these games a week to stay relevant within the community. These games are everything wrong with the mobile app landscape today. False Advertising? Don’t think you’re getting an experience even remotely similar to what the ads show! Waiting times? Yes, and they are ridiculously long. Paywalls? You bet. Purposely limiting your progress if you don't spend money? Absolutely. Your progress in these games are only dependent by how much money you're willing to spend on it. It would probably take thousands of years to get far in these games without spending money. The worst part is these games keep ...more - thunderstar1124

2 Mobile Strike

You can't progress into endgame without paying

Literally the exact same game as Game of War but the only difference is the modern warfare visual style. - thunderstar1124

8 k in this lol

No, just no.

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3 Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire

Pay walls for game mechanics that are included in gameplay of other titles. Pay walls upwards of 100$ for an overview map that literally everyone should have.

Literally the exact same game as Game of War and Mobile Strike but with a Final Fantasy skin over it. - thunderstar1124

4 Clash Royale

Extremely pay2win. You need around 20 years to max card without paying.

This game is like playing early NHL games against ai. It just decides you have to loose with no options, reason to be counter decks in this game.

As pay to win player I can confirm that the game mehanics wants me to lose with like 70-80% lose ratio. They want me to be angry and with this maximize profit. NEVER EVER BUY ANYTING IN CLASH ROYALEVOR YOU WILL BE FACED FOREVER WITH COUNTER DECKS WHICH OWNS YOUR CURRENT DECK. Many real players see my skill saying 'join my clan' on 2v2. But even Surgical Goblin (top CR player) can be beaten with the perfect counter deck. The games chose your opponent on ladder or challenges so it searches a player against you will counter deck so you lose... then pay...

It's almost impossible to reach league 2 or 3 without paying

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5 Candy Crush

Any game that forces its demographic into multiple Facebook SOS messages and paying money to advance need to be pulled. For real. - Swellow

I played Candy Crush and hated it. The "lives" concept is getting VERY old, and not just in Candy Crush but in all mobile games. I feel like they rig some levels so that you have to lose a certain number of times before you can win.
I was glad that this game was slowly fading from existence until King started putting out ads EVERYWHERE and made that awful Candy Crush game show (yes, you heard me right, there is a CBS T.V. show.)
Anyways, I'm just glad that this "game" relies only on hype and will be forgotten within the next 5 years, where it will only be remembered as that game you chose to pay instead of saving for college. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

My mother used to be addicted to this game. I’m glad she quit, she found it more important than everything else. The game is so annoying as well. I have played it, and I don't even know what’s so special about it, it’s an unoriginal game which somehow has its own T.V. show. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

6 Clash of Clans

Coc order

Must Waste all money on town hall

Must upgrade all cannons

Must buy tesla

Must make an army of bowlers

Must make earthquake potion

And you know the result - KingDedede

Every enemy sucks

It seems like the majority of games on the app store are tycoons where the premium currency is basically required to get far in. - thunderstar1124

There are hundreds of stories of little kids accidentally draining their parents' bank accounts or obsessed adults who go to extreme lengths to pay for/get enough time to play this game. I remember reading an article about one of COC's top players and how he brought 5 iPads covered in plastic into the shower with him so he could always play. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

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7 The Simpsons: Tapped Out

Altgough I must agree that it is pay to win,its still posible to get really far in the game and I have a lot of fun playing it

8 Angry Birds Go!
9 Gardenscapes

That guy’s face seems like he wants to steal some bucks from you - KingDedede

They started to spam fake ads of the game, like there are tools and you have to fix stuff with them, it fails at the end and does something like an explosion or something that grabs your attention to click on ”download” and then give yourself a really bad disappointment.

I could tell from that guy's look on his face that this was another terrible cashgrab when this ad popped up. - thunderstar1124

10 War Robots

While the game can be pay to win sometimes, you can still win without spending. I've played the game without spending anything and its still possible to win. It all boils down to skill and if you are new to the game and have no idea what you are doing, you might as well try to get better and stop complaining about pay to win. With a little practice, the game gets easier but for inexperienced players, the game may seem difficult.

Why does a hydra cost like a lot of gold, its terrible and it should cost silver.

War obots us gvayy

Pay to win 100%

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The Contenders

11 Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

The game is ridiculously p2w. Skins add stats, but require diamonds. And the only way to acquire diamonds is to spend real money or start a stream. Even streams, not everybody is willing to give away diamonds. So wallet warriors have an advantage. You only get few hundred gold after each match, while emblem upgrades requires gold which are very costly, as they require certain emblems to be upgraded. And those emblems themselves only drop a few. Heroes cost up to 32000, and you only get up to 200 gold after each match! Ridiculous.

Pay To Win: Gang Bang

Pretty pay 2 win cause it’s hard to gain battle points

The skins not just for cosmetic but adds stat too

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12 Lords Mobile

Will lose easily if your place is full of "pay to win" players.

Not only this app is pay to win, I'm literally tired of seeing it's ads on other games. The advertisement is so misleading and intrusive that will annoy anyone who seen it.

This is meant to be number one IGG claims this is a strategy game but by the seven hells LM is just gambling app

its trash

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13 Pixel Gun 3D

Back in 2014 this was a great game that required a level of skill to play but now the only people that win are the 6 year olds who steal their parents credit cards

$149.98 for a Mythical weapon? Come on Pixel gun!

Pixel Gay 3D

In the old days it was good but now the good guns are 350 gems and the old good guns now suck. Plus don’t buy storm hammer because it cause 999 gems (you get 3 coins per match) and it SUCKS - KingDedede

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14 Vikings: War of Clans

Should be in the top 10

The "update" made it virtually impossible for anyone to keep up who wasn't spending tons of cash each week.

15 Roblox Roblox

This is a major pay to win because of all the gamepasses that REALLY boost your chance in winning a certain game, and what got me the most is they removed the tickets, which were FREE. See, back before most people can remember, there was a free currency called tickets, and you got 10 every day. But in 2016, they removed tickets and now, to get things in the catalogue, you have to spend REAL MONEY to just get an item that isn't even real. What's worse is that when a price changes on an item or gamepass, it goes UP most of the time. I swear this is one of those games where little kids ask their mums to buy something for them, or steal their mum's credit card. There you have it, roblox is a proven pay to win.


Its p2w because of gamepasses

It's not kinda p2w but u need to buy some robux to get a good look instead. Yea, I spend a lot of money on this game. It's not so worth it to be honest. - Biteki

16 Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

F this game

17 Fortnite

It IS a pay2win because of VBux

The game isn't pay to win as it normally would be, but there are LOTS of scammers on the Save The World mode (the other one.) So many little kids try to scam or get scammed with item trades, and even YouTubers are scamming little kids so they could do nothing with those 70 Nocturnos the kid gave them.

The ultimate cashgrab. You thought the Emoji Movie was made only for money? Fortnite is just that x infinity. The emoji movie ripoff, wreck it ralph 2 featured this as well as a lot of other movies and shows and commercials not related to it. It has countless merchandise and has made as much as Endgame, maybe more. The sad truth is, it sold more than any DS game. The v *ucks system is a truly weak cashgrab method to be "Cool".
Fortnite ruins lives.

18 Hearthstone Hearthstone

Hearthstone is free to play, but must pay to win,. If u not pay, you'll stuck at level 18 or 17,.

19 Sniper 3D Assassin
20 Rise of Civilization

There is no balance in game. Chinese players get a huge advantage by buying resources for a cheap price. There are plenty of Chinese illegal bots which sell resources. Lots of pay to win, cheating. Worse game I ever played

The Chinese whales have taken over. Definitely pay to win.

So many whales who spend thousands of dollars to stroke their egos.

Yes so suck

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21 South Park: Phone Destroyer
22 Battle Warship: Naval Empire

An upgraded carrier with its 3 planes will cost you $500. Some carriers are on auctions and means you gotta pay $500 to get it in it's basic version. I've seen players waste 8k here and they're not finished yet

23 Asphalt 9 Legends

This game is ass.

Definitely ptw

This game is suck

Things that only good in this game is :
1.) The graphics

The rest?

24 World of Tanks

This game used to have some balance. But with the increased introduction of PowerCreeps (OP premium) it has become retarded Pay2Win. Also their Matchmaker system makes your grinding so bad an experience as possible. So it kinda force you to spend money to spam premium ammo. You can use ingame currency to buy premium rounds, but without a OP premium tank there is very little chance that a free player can make enough money. So in the end you end up buying premium membership and gold to at least have some good matches and somewhat faster grinding. Skill matters, but not so much. There are no free players that do very good in this game. They all pay!

Game with.. pay to win 100%

Wargaming sells OP Russian premium tanks *cough cough* Object 252U Defender and wants you to spend money on OP premium ammunition *cough cough* HESH they also want you to spend money on premium ammunition so you can damage OP heavy tanks *cough cough* Type 4&5 heavy and such. But at least there is the very stronk KV-2. Wargaming also enjoys giving out OP Russian premium reward tanks *cough cough* Obj. 907.

25 Zula

You can't even kill a single person with stock weapons you need to pay for better weapons to play better

You can actually kill people with stock weapons. But the differnece between stock and upgraded guns are so stupid.

26 Garena Free Fire

Pay for gun skins and who have gun skin he is winner

More and more PTW.. weapons skins with attributes.. cards to improve characters to the maximum.. cards with personal airdrops

27 Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

Eventually the difficulty here spikes up so impossibly high that you basically have to spend money to progress - thunderstar1124

I really like the old game instead. This second game ruin a bit fun because u had to pay for special plants. to be honest, you can complete all the worlds without spending any money. I bet you got it wrong perhaps. - Biteki

Why the hell is this up here? I understand that you need to pay cash in order to level up your plants, but come on, its only for the arena. you could just play normal pvz without the players. And once your plants are lvled up by going grinding a bit you can do lots of stuff.

28 Heroes Charge
29 Game of Thrones Conquest

You must pay to compete with anyone. Can't afford to be a top spending player? No problem! You will have to buy peace shields every single day so that the top spending players don't use you for a resources farm and further impede your progress.

It’s pretty much just another Game of War clone - thunderstar1124

Game is pure p2w, and devs don't care about the big spenders eitheir. 0 support if u spend nothing and 0 support if you spend thousands (many spent well over 20k on this crap.

30 Dungeon Keeper

It's the worst mobile game by EA. It's illegal to call it "free to play". Screw EA! - Hellohi

31 Club Penguin Island

TRUE! I heard that Disney was on drugs while making this game!

You can't do anything without a membership. Disney stole my childhood


32 Jurassic World: The Game

You really don't have to spend any money on this game. You need to just wait for your dinosaurs till u can collect from it and done. But, it's quite takes a lot of time that may cause u can't wait anymore. - Biteki

33 Battle Bay

Attn..Lawyers! Cash cow easy win..I cannot believe Rovio does not have a lawsuit against them..Worst game ever pay to win on a whole new level...they control all games and your skill has nothing to do with progression.if you get to high of level their algirythm puts the odds against you and if you beat odds they get worse..the put numbers on everything to give you the illusion that leveling matters and helps...not the case,only time or money spent and I'm talking years or thousands of dollars will get you well no where..

34 DomiNations

This company just added speed ups which are in all games but with this one you only get about 10% of what you would get in top games like clash of clans,Vikings War of Clans, and Mobile Strike. The new Museum feature has to be the most outrageous scam I've ever witness. For one item it would cost you roughly 60 to full about half way not to mention it's 7 items in the museum as of now. Benefactors, researchers, and Supplies are all very hard to come by and you only get 2-7 once a week. Reminder that you need 200 or 400 just to upgrade one item just one level up. At that rate it would take a faithful player about 2 years to do a full upgrade on just one item. Unless you of course brought 10 of each, which is the package it's sells as a pay to win feature, if you decided to pay to win you'll be spending $400 on a single level up. This is criminal at it's finest. Not to mention you also have to worry about upgrading your others buildings. Which they are constantly making more impossible. ...more

35 Asphalt 8 Airborne

Don't ask me why

Cause yes

36 CocoPPa Play
37 Mafia City

This game looks cool (and it's a meme though) but the gameplay SUCKS it's like a copy of clash of clans first it makes people think like ''yay finally a not pay to win game'' but after a few mins/hours/days/months/years u need to pay THOUSANDS of money to upgrade your city

38 King of Avalon

I used to play this game. Impossible to do ANYTHING, mark my words. It took me 6 months to get to the thirteenth level, and there are 50 levels total. I know someone who as spent over $12,000 on this game, and he lost half of it in the tavern (A souped up casino). I also forgot to mention the racist Chinese who dominate this game, who I quote said "We need to eradicate the foreigners off this map". DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS GAME!

You can't win from big spenders!

39 Modern Combat 5

Pay or you can't play

40 Summoners War

Cause u have to buy scrolls and crap to get nat 5s

41 Toon Blast

Costs charged are often in tiny text and almost hidden, resulting in surprise credit card charges

42 Tibiame
43 Magic the Gathering

It's pay to win

44 Merge Dragons

Every top their "reward" you get in camp (aka get to keep) has to be bought with the premium currency. If I grind to get a mythical reward, I don't want to pay to open it!

You need to buy gems for a lot: Eggs, Buildings, Flowers, and others...

45 Mu 2 Origin
46 Azzure Interactive Limited (A Mobile Game Developer)

All games of azzure interactive limited (a Mobile game developer). Literally their every game is based on pay to win.

47 Idle Heroes

This game is 100% P2W. The top players are whales that have spent litteral THOUSANDS of dollars. And don't even get me started on how much time it takes.

48 Monster Legends

Dude. You can't be better without spending

49 Guns of Glory

Extremely pay to win. Game is set up around doing "upgrades" on castle and buildings based on a timer system. If you don't pay to speedup timers, buy equipment and other items to boost your stats there is basically no point in playing.

50 Modern Combat Versus

Pay to upgrade your player or lose! A lot

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Top Remixes

1. Game of War: Fire Age
2. Mobile Strike
3. Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire
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2. Club Penguin Island
3. Gardenscapes


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